Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Minestrone Soup ( Italian Vegetable Soup)

The temperature is dropping day by day and you feel like having something hot which makes you feel better. When winter nears all I could think of is a soup to make me feel warmth in the evening. This one recipe you can always make with the available things from the pantry and guess what you can cook this soup in 30 minutes. This is vegetable minestrone, yes there is no bacon :( but you can always add bacon and replace the vegetable stock with chicken stock. Here goes the recipe!!


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 garlic finely chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • Handful of chopped carrots, potato, celery with leaves, cabbage
  • Handful of garbanzo beans or green beans, or any beans of your choice. I used garbanzo beans
  • ½ cup – 1 cup of tomato sauce or tomato paste or fresh tomato. I used 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups of vegetable broth or water, I used the stock
  • ¼ cup or handful of short pasta, I used elbow macaroni
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
  • Grated parmesan cheese as per your choice, I added a tsp of cheese while serving


  • In a pan add olive oil, garlic, chopped onions, and sprinkle little salt and saute.
  • Add the chopped carrots, potatoes, celery, cabbage, and saute them.
  • Add the garbanzo beans, and tomato sauce, and saute the mixture
  • Add the vegetable stock, elbow macaroni, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and cover cook for 15 minutes in medium heat.
  • Cook another 10 mintues in low-medium heat.
  • Serve the soup with grated parmesan cheese


Blogger Nabeela said...

i love minestrone! its my fav vegetarian soup(after ribollita)!
So how did the exams go?

11:54 PM   Edit
Blogger FH said...

Soups and winter goes perfectly well,don't they? Enjoy , looks great.

Happy Holidays.

5:07 AM   Edit
Blogger Amritha Pavithran said...

I am a veggie and i love the minestrone soup..! Thank you so much for the recipe. Am trying it out today..!

7:51 AM   Edit
Blogger Amritha Pavithran said...

I am a veggie and i love the minestrone soup..! Thank you so much for the recipe. Am trying it out today..!

7:51 AM   Edit
Blogger TNL said...

That looks really hearty...!I love to eat this with some garlic fingers...

Happy Holidays!


10:13 AM   Edit
Blogger Surya Hith said...

Looks great Priya.Nice recipe.I am back after my vacation.Thanks for the mention in 'ela ada'recipe.

12:06 PM   Edit
Blogger KA said...

I have tried this soup either out of the can or at a restaurant.. never tried making it myself..
Beautiful picture!

8:50 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy Priya!!!!! Though its not at all cold in singapore I can still have this!!!!! And as all the others have said. I am a veggie too!!!!! Loved the coconut recipe as well :)


9:46 PM   Edit
Blogger Deepak Gopi said...

Looks great.
happy xmas

10:39 PM   Edit
Blogger LERA said...

Happy holidays!!

4:26 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Wonderful soup!!
Perfect for this cold weather.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Holidays!!

2:05 PM   Edit
Blogger Shah cooks said...

Soup is so good. Wish u and ur family a very hapy holiday!HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2:24 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi priya,
Just happened to pass thru your blog and saw your minestrone soup recipie.It looks Yummy!!
I make it with zucchini and kidney beans etc.Will surely try your recipie soon.

3:01 PM   Edit
Blogger Sri said...

Looks delicious...will definitely give it a try.. Thankyou for the recipe

Merry Christmas.

4:40 PM   Edit
Blogger Admin said...

Merry Christmas Dear Friend!!

6:31 PM   Edit
Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi Priya,

Soup looks nice. Happy Holidays!!

2:15 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a very delicious-looking soup picture, Priya.

May the new year usher in good cheer, happiness and blessings to you and your family!

Happy New Year!!


5:17 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

2:59 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,

Wishing a very happy new year


5:23 AM   Edit
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3:21 PM   Edit
Blogger Surya Hith said...

Wish you a very happy new year Priya.

3:24 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have A Blessed New Year to u n ur family.
Good daY!

2:45 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the italian veg. soup prepartion method is really informative. keep on adding more.

9:42 PM   Edit
Blogger Pooja said...

Hi Priya,
my first time here.
such a lovely blog ! and I love minestrone soup. though i never made it at home , as now you share this recipe here, i wil be proudly making this at home.
thanks for sharing .

1:06 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Priya! soup sounds and looks good. Will try it out.

Priya, wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New year.


1:54 PM   Edit
Blogger priya said...

Hi Priya,

Are you interested in exchanging link with my blog?


1:46 PM   Edit
Blogger swapna susarla said...

hai priya
this is first time here for me..nice blog u have..
soup is looking good..thanks for sharing..

8:36 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:42 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks body warming. So good.


5:49 AM   Edit
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm adding your blog to my list...
Thanks for the great recipes.


8:10 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,
No post in a long time. Happy new year and happy pongal to you and ur family!

9:32 AM   Edit
Blogger Prema Sundar said...

Love to have this right now Priya. just returned from India and its freezing here.. send to me... Iam in need of hot soup now.
Thanks for the lovely recipe.

4:26 PM   Edit
Blogger Rinnchan said...

This is sth new to me..Maybe i should give it a try..

7:06 PM   Edit
Blogger Inji Pennu said...

Where are you? Busy with studies?

10:37 PM   Edit
Blogger Sumitha said...

Hi Priya,its been very long...where are you?

2:37 AM   Edit
Blogger Annita said...

Wr r u ,Priya?busy with the studies?Hope everything is well out there

10:53 AM   Edit
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Priya
Nice presentation of the soup. yes these days I am blogging for soups and salads. Lucky to have found your blog site.
chk this thread on low calorie soups:

9:50 AM   Edit

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